West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of Dec. 11th-Dec. 16th, 2017

Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

 

Thank you to the parents who came out to our 12/5/17 BBAWB Parent Meeting! In case you were unable to attend, please find the meeting minutes attached to the bottom of this week’s E-News. Thank you!

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Restaurant Night
  • Winter Festival of Bands
  • Winter Festival Afterglow
  • SCRIP on Facebook
  • Winter Invitational
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule

 

 

RAFFLE TICKET SALES

This year, we are awarding PRIZES for the individual top ticket seller AND the band class who sells the most tickets!
– Top individual ticket seller receives a gift card valued at $50!
– The band class that sells the most tickets receives a pizza party or equivalent (to be decided by the teacher)!

Keep selling those tickets!

Price:  $5 each
Prize:  $1,000 (if 400 or more tickets are sold.  If not, the prize goes to a 50/50)
Drawing:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Winter Band Concert (WBHS Auditorium) You do not need to be present to win.
Return SOLD Tickets by
:  Monday, December 11, 2017. Tickets will also be sold before the concert on the evening of December 13th. Bring your stubs and money from last minute sales!

Instructions:

  1. Have purchaser fill out their name, email address and phone number on the ticket stub.
    Give them the purchaser the larger part of the ticket with the information on it.
    3. Seller returns the stubs in the envelope provided by Monday, December 11 along with the cash or check (made payable to BBAWB) to:
    • black mailbox in the high school band room, or
    • your student’s band teacher (Mr. Mielens or Mr. Stein)
    4. PLEASE DO NOT THROW OUT ANY TICKETS OR PARTS OF TICKETS OR EXCHANGE/SHARE TICKETS! Every ticket is numbered and assigned to a specific student.  We have to record every ticket for the State of Michigan whether it is sold or not.  Contact Christine Karow if you want additional tickets.

 

RESTAURANT NIGHT

 

Don’t Cook Tomorrow Night!

 

Our restaurant fundraiser for December takes place on Monday, December 11th at Mene Sushi!  Order between 5:00pm-10:00pm. Flyers are available for download from the WB Bands website www.wbbands.info . 10% of purchases made with the flyer included (both dine in and carry out) will be donated to West Bloomfield Bands!

Mene Sushi is located at 239 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48322

WINTER FESTIVAL OF BANDS

Join us on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the West Bloomfield High School Auditorium for our winter Festival of Bands!

Featuring:

Abbott Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Bands

Orchard Lake Middle School 7th & 8th Grade bands

West Bloomfield High School Bands

WINTER FESTIVAL AFTERGLOW

Please join us in providing an Afterglow for students, family & friends at our December 13th Winter Festival of Bands.

We are in need of volunteers, cookies, gluten free cookies, water, and napkins. We are asking that all of the cookies be nut-free. They can be either homemade or store bought. Monetary donations will also be accepted and appreciated. Sign up by visiting http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d49a5a82da02-winter

If volunteering, please arrive at 6:20pm. If dropping off donations, please drop them off by 6:30pm in the High School cafeteria.

Please contact Renee Floer with any questions. Reneefloer@yahoo.com or 248-464-0084.

Thank You & Happy Holidays!

SCRIP On facebook

Keep up with current SCRIP information by joining the SCRIP Facebook page for West Bloomfield Bands! Just go to the West Bloomfield Bands Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wbbands/ and look under “Groups.”

SCRIP is an easy, fast way to put money in your student’s account!  Simply purchase store gift cards for everyday purchases such as gas, eating out, travel, clothing and many others, or to give as gifts for any occasion. The merchants give a percentage of the gift card purchase to the band, which will then be deposited into your student’s points account.  60% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 40% earns money for West Bloomfield Bands.

WINTER INVITATIONAL

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, West Bloomfield Bands will host our winter invitational. Last year 81 groups performed at our show. Our concessions and admissions served over a thousand performers and spectators. This is the most important fundraiser of the year for the band program!

In order to host the show, we need MANY volunteers. Please contact Ruth Richards at richardsbandmom@gmail.com to volunteer. No matter how many hours you are able to help, we need you!

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

BBAWB Parent Meeting: Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (December 11th –December 16th)

The Band Boosters uses Google Calendar. A link to the full calendar can be found on our website. To add BBAWB events to your calendar on your computer or smart phone, click on the “+Google Calendar” icon located at the bottom right of the calendar.

 

Monday Dec. 11th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-4:00pm at the HS
  • Elementary Guard 4:30-6:00pm at Roosevelt Elementary
  • Varsity Guard 6:00-9:00pm at Abbott
  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Mene Sushi Restaurant Night 5-10:00pm

Tuesday Dec. 12th:

  • Winter Winds 3:30-5:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion 5:00pm-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at OLMS
  • Raffle Ticket Sales

Wednesday Dec. 13th:

  • Varsity Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott
  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Winter Festival of Bands 7-9:00pm

Thursday Dec. 14th:

  • Winter Winds 3:30-5:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion 5:00-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00-9:00pm at OLMS

Friday Dec. 15th:

  • Winter Ensemble Payment Due

Saturday Dec. 16th:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 11:00am-4:00pm at OLMS
  • Varsity Guard 4:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISNG

Scrips: Earn money for your student account by purchasing scrip! For more information, click here. Scrip Split: 60% to student accounts: 40% to WB Boosters. To sign up and learn more, visit the Great Lakes Scrip website.

Band Merchandise: Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

Amazon Smile: EARN MONEY FOR WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WITH SMILE.AMAZON.COM. This is an easy way to get classroom texts or holiday gifts with Amazon’s convenience and competitive prices AND support the bands, at no extra cost to you! To get started: click HERE to register.

 

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